How to Unpack the Nexus Repository Manager 3 Installer Archives

Unpacking the Installer Archives Non-Destructively

The distribution archives are designed to be unpacked from the command line such that it will not replace or overwrite any existing files in the directory it resides in, but will create any missing files.

  1. As the user account that will eventually run Nexus, download or copy the bundle into the Nexus Installation Directory
  2. Extract the archive using a command specific to your bundle format.

    Examples using the Nexus Repository Manager 3.1.0-04 distributions:

    tar xzf nexus-installer-3.1.0-04-unix-archive.tgz

    tar xzf nexus-installer-3.1.0-04-mac-archive.tgz

    7za.exe e nexus-installer-3.1.0-04-win64-archive.zip
  3. Extracting the archive will populate a Nexus Application Directory and the parent of the default Data Directory.

    ./nexus-3.1.0-04
    ./sonatype-work
    

Refer to the book for more information about the repository manager directories and files.

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